Antibacterial activity and composition of essential oils from Origanum, Thymbra and Satureja species with commercial importance in Turkey

Baydar H. , SAĞDIÇ O., Ozkan G. , Karadogan T.

FOOD CONTROL, cilt.15, ss.169-172, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0956-7135(03)00028-8
  • Dergi Adı: FOOD CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.169-172


The antibacterial activity of essential oils and their derivatives has been recognized for a long time. In the present study, the chemical composition and the antibacterial properties of the essential oils obtained from the aerial parts of the four Lamiaceae species, wild oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) (endemic in Turkey), oregano (Origanum onites), black thyme (Thymbra spicata) and wild savory (Satureja cuneifolia), with commercial importance in Turkey, were evaluated.